Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), a nonprofit organisation dedicated to marine conservation, has officially recognised Exmouth as a Plastic Free Community.
Our ocean’s plastic pollution has terrible effects on biodiversity, fishing, tourism, and coastal communities. In order to address this issue, the EU has taken numerous actions, including direct legislative measures, awareness-raising efforts (such as the ongoing #EUBeachCleanup), and financial support for creative projects addressing marine plastic pollution. One of those initiatives is the EU-funded project “STRANDET,” which helps recycle a significant volume of plastic that has been gathered on beaches in Denmark’s north-west Jutland.
Pharmacy joins other retail chains vowing to stop sales of plastic wipes by end of this year, as part of efforts to cut non-biodegradable waste.
75% of ocean littler is still plastic or polystyrene and the government approach not good enough, say campaigners
44% of ocean plastics are linked to takeaway food and drink items, scientists say the pollution must be stopped at source.
Waitrose has said it will no longer stock magazines with disposable plastic toys in an effort to help tackle plastic pollution.
Coca-Cola ranked world’s largest plastic polluter according to Break Free From Plastic’s annual audit.